Term: Civil War: 24th Infantry
The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862. The regiment left the state for Louisville, Kentucky, on September 5, 1862, and from Kentucky moved through Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and back to Tennessee. It participated in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chattanooga, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, and Jonesboro, the Siege of Atlanta, and the Battle of Franklin. From Alabama the regiment moved north to Nashville, where it participated in the Battle of Nashville and then remained on duty until being mustered out on June 10, 1865. The regiment lost 201 men during service. Eight officers and 103 enlisted men were killed. Three officers and 87 enlisted men died from disease.
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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations: population, legislation, election and other statistics relating to Wisconsin in the period of the Civil War. (Madison, 1914?).